Thursday, 12 May 2011

Assembly Time

If you’re in school in the UK you probably have an assembly most days. It might be in the school hall or your classroom. Sometimes it might be in church. At Hoohlo we have assembly outside every morning.
The children all stand up in rows in their classes, shortest at the front and tallest at the back. They sing a hymn; then fold their arms to say a prayer. After this there are the notices for the school. Most of the time a teacher leads the assembly, but sometimes the students take over.

When it is time to leave, the children do not go in silence. Instead, they say a chant or sing a song to march, dance or jump away to. In this video, the children are chanting ‘Once, I Saw a Little Bird’.

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